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Bill Livingood

Laboratory Program Manager I-Partnership Development

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As partnership development manager for the power sector, Bill works to expand and develop relationships with a variety of power partners on renewable power generation, innovations in electricity transmission and distribution, energy load management, and energy storage technologies.

Bill joined NREL in 2009 and has since established himself as an expert in building energy analysis, computational thermal analysis, and data acquisition, and has been an inventor on three patents for power generation technologies. Prior to this role, Bill was the commercial buildings subprogram lead and group manager for controls and analytics. His work included overseeing the development of next generation simulation and analytics capabilities, including EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, URBANopt, ComStock, Alfalfa, BuildingMOTIF, and SEED.

In his time at the lab, Bill has earned a Chairperson’s Award; Technology Transfer Excellence award; Staff Award for Outstanding Performance; and, most recently, with his teammates, an R&D 100 Award.

Before coming to NREL, he held research roles at GE Global Research and FuelCell Energy.


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

M.S. Chemistry, University of Nevada-Reno